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Since April 1, 2002, East Capitol High School has served hundreds of students who have little or no hope of being successful in their public high schools.  With the support of many, we have assisted a majority of those students in graduating from high school or being prepared to transition back to their public high school.  In the mean time, these students have gained insight into themselves as students, as responsible members of their families, as well as their communities.

The East Capitol High School Foundation was created in 2009 in response to the overall success of ECHS' experiential summer program over the last couple of years. Here are just a few examples of what the East Capitol High School Foundation is responsible for:

- Attendance bonuses related to the vocational programming at ECHS
- Behavior bonuses related to the therapeutic programming at ECHS
- Education scholarship of $1000 awarded to deserving student(s) annually
- Funding of the Summer Experiential Learning Component available to every ECHS student

Financial Contributions to the East Capitol High School Foundation go directly towards enhancement programs established by the Foundation Board as well as the East Capitol High School Advisory Board. Absolutely 100% of donations go towards the programs designed to help our students meet their goals and prepare to become responsible, productive members of our community.

As you can see, our goals are many and our standards are high.  We would appreciate your continued support of East Capitol High School and our students.  In order to succeed, we must all pitch-in. Your contributions are important!

East Capitol High School is an Illinois not-for-profit Corporation and has been granted 501(c)(3) foundation status by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please contact an East Capitol High School Administrator today!

Current opportunities the benefit the ECHS Foundation:

East Capitol High School participates in raising funds with Phoneraiser.com. You can contribute to the East Capitol High School Foundation just by bringing your used cell phones/PDAs and inkjet cartridges to be recycled, to our location and Phoneraiser.com will pay us cash!       

By submitting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating items, ECHS earns points that are redeemable for various academic, athletic, and art supplies for our school.  For more information about participating products please visit www.labelsforeducation.com.  To contribute the UPC of your products, mail/bring them to ECHS or call our school for more information.

Clip off your Box Tops on your daily home items.  Any product with the Box Top logo/coupon can be submitted for our school to earn cash.  Each Box Top is redeemable for cash value and can be used to benefit the ECHS Foundation. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for a complete list of participating Box Tops products.

Thank you for supporting the East Capitol High School Foundation!